G1 winner for Shooting To Win

The ever-consistent Mascarpone claims his first G1 for sire Shooting To Win in the G1 Wfa Classic

Ultra-consistent New Zealand sprinter Marscarpone was rewarded for his courage, leading all the way to win the G1 Wfa Classic over 1,600m at Otaki on Saturday, 26 February.

The five-year-old son of Shooting To Win (AUS) is a steadfast performer, placing in his last four starts. However, it was the G1 Wfa Classic grand finale that saw him hold off classy filly Amarelinha and Brando to win comfortably.

It was the third win at Stakes level and first G1 result for the Team Rogerson-trained gelding, who ran a slick 1minute 34.6seconds, taking his race record to eight wins and 10 placings from 26 starts for prize money of NZ$427,975.

Mascarpone, bred by Gerry Harvey is a graduate from the 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Sale from the Westbury Stud draft.

Shooting To Win has five yearlings to go under the hammer at the Inglis Premier Sale in Melbourne starting on Sunday, 27 February - click to view Shooting to Win's Inglis Premier yearlings.

Shooting To Win will stand again at Kelvinside, NSW in 2022.